The Buffalo Bills have not been known recently for their aerial attacks. Over the course of the 2000s, however, the Bills have had many quality receivers put on the uniform. Four of the top five receiving seasons in team history were in the last ten years. Three of the statistical top four Bills receivers all-time played in the 2000s.
As with the running backs, vote for your choice for the best Bills WR of the decade. Instead of just taking the second-place player, we'll run a new poll once the winner has been determined to choose our second wideout.
Moulds joined the Bills as a first-round selection in 1996 and spent ten years of his twelve-year career in Buffalo. Prior to the decade, he had already established himself as a legit starter, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1998. In his six seasons with the Bills in the 2000s, Moulds caught 494 passes for 6,161 yards, a healthy 12.5 yards per reception, and 30 touchdowns. All of those numbers except touchdowns are good for best on the Bills in the decade, as are his two Pro Bowl appearances. Three times in a Bills uniform he was in the league's top ten in receptions, and twice he was in the top ten for yards per game. In 2002, he was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
Price joined the Bills in the 1999 NFL Draft as a second-round pick. After four successful season in Buffalo, including his 94-catch, 1,252-yard year in 2002, Price was traded to the for a first-round pick that the Bills would use to select RB . After disappointing at his turn as a No. 1 receiver in Atlanta followed by a disappointing year in Dallas, Price returned to the Bills, playing two more seasons before retiring due to a neck injury. In the decade, Price started 67 games for the Bills, caught 257 passes for 3,379 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. His 2002 campaign was the fourth-most receiving yards by any Bill in the decade.
The Bills drafted Josh Reed in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. In his eight years with the Bills, Reed started 52 games, playing in 111 total, and caught 311 passes for 3,575 yards and 10 touchdowns, never having more than two TD receptions in a year.
Immediately after being drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, Evans put his mark on the Buffalo Bills. His rookie season was outstanding, catching 48 balls for 843 yards at a whopping 17.6 yards per reception. For his career, Evans has started 89 games, amassing 340 receptions for 5,356 yards and 39 touchdowns, all number two to Moulds in the decade. Evans leads for the decade in touchdowns and yards per reception (15.8) and blows every other Bills WR out of the water in that time frame. It's also worth nothing that Evans has had three quarterbacks start 16 games with him and another start eight. He was also cursed, having four offensive coordinators in his six seasons.
Best of the Rest
Bobby Shaw caught 61 passes for 791 yards and four touchdowns in his 1.25 seasons on the Bills. Terrell Owens led the team in most receiving categories in 2009, accumulating 55 catches for 829 yards and 5 touchdowns, including the longest play from scrimmage in Bills history - a 98-yard touchdown reception.
Now it's your turn to vote on who was the best Bills wide receiver of the decade. Feel free to leave your rationale in the comments section.
Who was the best Bills wide receiver of the 2000s?
Eric Moulds (1313 votes)
Peerless Price (11 votes)
Josh Reed (10 votes)
Lee Evans (361 votes)
1695 total votes